Red Rocking Chair

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Red Rocking Chair
Studio album by Doc Watson, Merle Watson
Released 1981
Recorded Dec 1980-Jan 1981, Crimson Sound, Santa Monica, CA
Genre Folk, blues
Length 28:46
Label Flying Fish
Producer Mitch Greenhill
Doc Watson chronology
Red Rocking Chair
Doc and Merle Watson's Guitar Album

Red Rocking Chair is an album by Doc and Merle Watson, released in 1981 on the Flying Fish label.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Steve Leggett wrote of the album "Watson brings his own considerable guitar and banjo skills to bear on this selection of folk and blues tunes. Doc's voice is as easy and as comfortable as an old fishing hat ... further proof of how Watson makes everything he touches fit into his personal and seamless tour of American folk music."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sadie" (T. Michael Coleman, Bob Hilliard) – 2:23
  2. "Fisher's Hornpipe/Devil's Dream" (Traditional) – 1:38
  3. "Along the Road" (Dan Fogelberg) – 2:42
  4. "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke" (Merle Travis, Tex Williams) – 2:39
  5. "Below Freezing" (Coleman) – 2:12
  6. "California Blues" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:13
  7. "John Hurt" (Tom Paxton, Doc Watson) – 2:22
  8. "Mole in the Ground" (Traditional) – 2:22
  9. "Any Old Time" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 2:21
  10. "Red Rocking Chair" (Traditional, Watson) – 1:57
  11. "How Long Blues" (Leroy Carr) – 2:42
  12. "Down Yonder" (Traditional) – 2:15


Production notes

  • Mitch Greenhill – producer
  • Hank Cicalo – engineer
  • Milt Calise – assistant engineer
  • Jon Hartley Fox – liner notes


  1. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Red Rocking Chair > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 

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